Paul Turner (referee)

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Paul Turner
Paul Turner at Winter is Coming on December 16, 2023
BornLancaster, Pennsylvania
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Paul Turner
Debut1998

Paul Turner is an American professional wrestling referee signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW),[1] and has previously worked for New Japan Pro Wrestling[2] and Ring of Honor.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Turner began his career in 1998 on the independent circuit in Pennsylvania.[5] He made his Ring of Honor debut in 2002 at All Star Extravaganza.[6] On September 1, 2018, he refereed at the All In event that led to the creation of All Elite Wrestling.[7] He has since refereed for All Elite Wreslting since the inaugural pay-per-view Double or Nothing on May 25,2019.[8][9]

On September 22, 2022, Tony Khan congratulated Turner on refereeing 100 AEW events.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AEW botched ending to title match on Dynamite this week; fans blame referee Paul Turner". December 8, 2023.
  2. ^ NJPW World Pro-Wrestling #215, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Nick Aldis, Caprice Coleman, Scott Colton, April 19, 2019, retrieved April 30, 2024{{citation}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ Lowson, Thomas (November 23, 2023). "ROH Match Stopped Due to Injury - Talk Backstage Of A Concussion". SEScoops | WWE News, Wrestling Analysis, Event Coverage, Results & Interviews. Retrieved April 30, 2024.
  4. ^ Black, Matt (December 7, 2023). "Excalibur Realizes He's The Jim Ross Of The AEW Dynamite Broadcast Team". Wrestlezone. Retrieved April 30, 2024.
  5. ^ Staff, KEVIN STAIRIKER | Digital (March 6, 2021). "Two AEW referees share common passions − pro wrestling and Lancaster County". LancasterOnline. Retrieved April 30, 2024.
  6. ^ ROH: All Star Extravaganza (Action, Sport), Shinjirô Ôtani, Masato Tanaka, Low Ki, retrieved April 30, 2024{{citation}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  7. ^ Stephens, Chris (September 1, 2018). "First Look At All In Stage Set Up". SEScoops | WWE News, Wrestling Analysis, Event Coverage, Results & Interviews. Retrieved April 30, 2024.
  8. ^ Writer, Phillip Martinez (January 8, 2019). "Everything Announced at the AEW Press Conference". Newsweek. Retrieved April 30, 2024.
  9. ^ "411MANIA". Tony Khan Wants Referee Paul Turner to ‘Tighten It Up’ Following AEW Dynamite Grand Slam. Retrieved May 13, 2024.
  10. ^ "Tony Khan Congratulates Referee Paul Turner On 100 AEW Main Events, Wants Refereeing 'Tightened Up' | Fightful News". www.fightful.com. Retrieved April 30, 2024.

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